The JAM has not been defeated, however, and Moqtada Sadr has continued to explore ways to restructure the JAM and expand his political optionsMehdi Army still poses threat Aug 05, 2008
I cannot conceive of a more disastrous president than one who did not change his policy positions to reflect changes in realityMcCain, Obama views on Iraq creep closer Aug 04, 2008
Iranian recovery is not possible in the normal sense of the termWalker's World: A Mideast nuclear war? Nov 21, 2007
Both Iraqis and coalition people often exaggerate the role of foreign infiltrators and downplay the role of Iraqi resentment in the insurgencyRole of Iraq's foreign insurgents disputed Nov 17, 2005
There is no question that the war in Iraq involves serious problems with infiltration at virtually every levelPossible informants viewed in Iraq deaths Aug 05, 2005
Anthony H. Cordesman holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is a national security analyst for ABC News on a number of global conflicts. He is a former Professor of National Security Studies at Georgetown University and fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian Institution.
Cordesman has served as national security assistant to Senator John McCain of the Senate Armed Services Committee and civilian assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. He was also the former director of intelligence assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense,
Cordesman also served in other government positions, including at the United States Department of State, Department of Energy, and director of International Staff at NATO. He has carried assignments posts in Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, the United Kingdom, West Germany and has worked "extensively" in Saudi Arabia.